Pam Kreeger, PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering
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BS 2000 Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
PhD 2005 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1st Postdoctoral position: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Research Focus

How cells respond to information from their surroundings and use this information to make decisions. The Kreeger lab utilizes systems biology and tissue engineering to analyze this question in the context of women’s health, particularly breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometriosis. We utilize an iterative approach, where we develop model culture systems that allow us to study these diseases in a controlled environment, use a variety of high-throughput experimental methods to gather information about the cellular signaling network, and employ computational models to interpret the data. Ultimately, our models will be utilized to identify new drug targets and match patients to the most effective drugs.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2009
  • Teaching:
    • BME 510:  Introduction to Tissue Engineering
    • BME 601:  Tissue Engineering Lab

Research Funding

  • PI NSF 0951613 03/15/10 – 02/28/15 CAREER: Quantitative Analysis of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
  • PI NIH 1DP2CA195766-01 09/30/14-08/31/19 Analysis of how quantitative cellular network variation impacts tumor progression
  • PI NSF 1401584 08/01/14-07/31/17 Promotion of tissue engineering angiogenesis via analysis of cellular decision-making processes in response to mechanical and biomolecular cues
  • PI American Cancer Society RSG-13-026-01-CSM 01/01/13-12/31/16 Macrophage-tumor cell interactions in ovarian cancer
  • co-I NIH  R01-GM099031  09/01/11-08/31/15 Combinatorial analysis of migration stimuli for enhanced wound healing


Current Trainees Degree Goal
No current ERP Students
Past Trainees Degree Completed